Yesterday the 31st of May marked day one of HE Bobi Wine’s journey to parliament after he successfully got nominated for the upcoming Kyadondo East constituency by-election. The singer who was accompanied by his wife Barbie Itungo Kyagulanyi and thousands of fans, thronged Saza Grounds located in Kasangati where the nomination exercise took place.
The current hottest vacant seat was declared open after FDC’s candidate Apollo Kantinti was thrown out of Parliament after a petition by NRM’s Sitenda Sebalu who together with Kantinti was nominated too. However, Bobi the Ghetto president as passionately referred to by fans, moved rounds around Kasangati accompanied by his big numbers of supporters before addressing the crowd at Wampewo grounds.
Just after addressing the crowds where he disclosed some of the things in his long manifesto, the ‘Situka’ singer took his excitement to Facebook where he posted a thank you message for the fans who took their time to escort him.
“As for now, am too tired to think of words to you to express my gratitude to all of you friends, fans supporters and well wishers for the love you showed us today. I will just share a few pictures and leave the rest to God. I am indeed speechless. Yes I expected much but certainly not this much, this was TOO MUCH LOVE. Mwebale nnyo banange, God is indeed great.” Bobi Wine’s post read
In a related development, on 30th May, a day before the nominations, Bobi Wine met with Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) top leadership and in the meeting, he asked FDC to withdraw their candidate Apollo Kantinti in favour of his candidature but his request was probably not considered as Kantinti was nominated too yesterday which has made the by-election more interesting.
Check out photos of how it went down